Science Trek Redux

Back in the day (1996 to be exact), I launched a column in my Star Trek club’s monthly newsletter, ComStar, called “Science Trek.” It was, of course, all about the science (and technology and engineering and math) of Star Trek, and more broadly science fiction and the World Around Us.

With this year being the 50th anniversary of Trek and the, egads, 20th anniversary of my column, I thought I’d re-publish the columns. Nominally at one-per-month, but since the column ran 1996 – 2011, I’ll probably double some up because who wants to hang on their nails each month for the next month’s installment?

So, if it’s a rainy Saturday and you’ve got nothing else to do (I mean, how many times can you watch the same repeat of House Hunters Renovations International vs. Property Brothers?), take a read at

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